My Checklists: Literature

Using my “Best Literature of All Time – The Critics’ Picks: Chronological” list, I am going to keep a running tally of the books I’ve read (they’re the ones in Royal Blue). In the cases of short stories and poems, I will check it off if I’ve read all or most of the author’s works in that category.

Author             Title                              Date        Category       Country
Anonymous The Epic of Gilgamesh (c. 2000 BCE) Poetry Mesopotamia
Homer The Iliad (c. 760-710 BCE) Poetry Greece
Homer The Odyssey (c. 750-700 BCE) Poetry Greece
Hesiod Theogony (c. 700 BCE) Poetry Greece
Lao Tzu (Laozi) Tao Te Ching (c. 624-604 BCE) Religious Text China
Anonymous Classic of Poetry/Book of Odes (c. 600 BCE) Poetry/Religious Text China
Sappho Poems (c. 630-570 BCE) Poetry Greece
Aesop Fables (c. 600-560 BCE) Fiction Greece
Anonymous The Analects of Confucius (c. 551-479 BCE) Religious Text China
Aeschylus The Persians (472 BCE) Drama Greece
Aeschylus The Suppliant Women (463 BCE) Drama Greece
Aeschylus The Oresteia Trilogy (458 BCE) Drama Greece
Sophocles Oedipus Rex (c. 450 BCE) Drama Greece
Sophocles Women of Trachis (c. 450 BCE) Drama Greece
Sophocles Ajax (c. 447 BCE) Drama Greece
Pindar Odes (498-444 BCE) Poetry Greece
Sophocles Antigone (442-441 BCE) Drama Greece
Herodotus The Histories (441 BCE) Non-fiction Greece
Euripides Alcestis (438 BCE) Drama Greece
Euripides Medea (c. 431 BCE) Drama Greece
Euripides Hippolytus (c. 428 BCE) Drama Greece
Euripides Andromache (c. 425 BCE) Drama Greece
Aristophanes The Knights (424 BCE) Drama Greece
Euripides Hecuba (c. 424 BCE) Drama Greece
Aristophanes The Clouds (423 BCE) Drama Greece
Aristophanes The Wasps (422 BCE) Drama Greece
Euripides Electra (c. 420 BCE) Drama Greece
Euripides Heracles (c. 416 B.C.E.) Drama Greece
Aeschylus (?) Prometheus Bound (c. 460-415 BCE) Drama Greece
Euripides Trojan Women (415 BCE) Drama Greece
Sophocles Electra (418-414 BCE) Drama Greece
Euripides Iphigenia in Tauris (414 BCE) Drama Greece
Euripides Ion (414 BCE) Drama Greece
Euripides Helen (412 BCE) Drama Greece
Aristophanes Lysistrata (411 BCE) Drama Greece
Sophocles Philoctetes (409 BCE) Drama Greece
Euripides Orestes (408 BCE) Drama Greece
Euripides The Bacchae (405 BCE) Drama Greece
Aristophanes The Frogs (405 BCE) Drama Greece
Euripides Iphigenia at Aulis (405 BCE) Drama Greece
Sophocles Oedipus at Colonus (401 BCE) Drama Greece
Anonymous Mukya Upanishads (c. 800-400 BCE) Religious Text India
Thucydides The Peloponnesian War (c. 400 BCE) Non-fiction Greece
Aristophanes The Birds (c. 400 BCE) Drama Greece
Euripides Cyclops (c. 400 BCE) Drama Greece
Anonymous The Book of Job (c. 400 BCE) Religious Text Palestine
Aristophanes The Assemblywomen (392 BCE) Drama Greece
Plato Apology (c. 399-387 BCE) Non-fiction Greece
Plato Crito (c. 399-387 BCE) Non-fiction Greece
Plato Meno (c. 387-380 B.C.E.) Non-fiction Greece
Plato The Republic (c. 380 BCE) Non-fiction Greece
Plato The Symposium (c. 380-360 BCE) Non-fiction Greece
Plato Phaedo (c. 380-360 BCE) Non-fiction Greece
Aristotle Nicomachean Ethics (350 BCE) Non-fiction Greece
Aristotle Physics (350 BCE) Non-fiction Greece
Aristotle Politics (350 BCE) Non-fiction Greece
Aristotle Poetics (c. 330 BCE) Non-fiction Greece
Vyasa Mahabharata (c. 540-300 BCE) Poetry India
Anonymous The Bhagavad-Gita (c. 400-300 BCE) Religious Text India
Mencius The Book of Mencius (c. 309-289 BCE) Religious Text China
Zhuangzi The Book of Zhuangzi (c. 306-286 BCE) Non-fiction China
Han Fei The Han Feizi (c. 281-233 BCE) Non-fiction China
Vishnu Sharma The Panchatantra (c. 300-200 BCE) Fiction India
Patanjali Yoga Sutras (c. 322-150 BCE) Religious Text India
Sima Qian Records of the Grand Historian (109-91 BCE) Non-fiction China
Plautus The Menaechmi (c. 254-184 BCE) Drama Roman Empire
Plautus Amphitryon (c. 220-184 BCE) Drama Roman Empire
Plautus Pseudolus (c. 220-184 BCE) Drama Roman Empire
Catullus Poems, incl. Attis (c. 65-54 BCE) Poetry Roman Empire
Various Authors The Bible: Old Testament (c. 750-50 BCE) Religious Texts Palestine/Babylon
Lucretius On the Nature of Things (50 BCE) Poetry Roman Empire
Virgil Eclogues (39-38 BCE) Poetry Roman Empire
Virgil The Aeneid (29-19 BCE) Poetry Roman Empire
Horace Odes (65-8 BCE) Poetry Roman Empire
Ovid The Art of Love (1) Poetry Roman Empire
Ovid Metamorphoses (2-8) Poetry Roman Empire
Petronius Satyricon (27-66) Fiction Roman Empire
Valmiki Ramayana (c. 1-100) Poetry India
Anonymous Vimalakirti Sutra (100) Religious Text India
Tacitus Annals (109) Non-fiction Roman Empire
Plutarch Parallel Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans (100-125) Non-fiction Roman Empire
Juvenal The Satires (c. 98-138) Poetry Roman Empire
Various Authors The Bible: New Testament (c. 50-150) Religious Texts Palestine/Roman Empire
Apuleius The Golden Ass (c. 158-180) Fiction Roman Empire
Marcus Aurelius Meditations (c. 180) Non-fiction Roman Empire
Lucian Satires (c. 125-190) Fiction Roman Empire
Anonymous Lotus Sutra (c. 200) Religious Text India
Kālidāsa The Recognition of Sakuntala (c. 350) Drama India
Augustine of Hippo Confessions (c. 400) Non-fiction Roman Empire/Algeria
Augustine of HIppo The City of God (426) Non-fiction Roman Empire/Algeria
Tao Yuanming (Tao Qian) The Return (365-427) Poetry China
Tao Yuanming (Tao Qian) Returning to the Farm to Dwell (365-427) Poetry China
Tao Yuanming (Tao Qian) Begging for Food (365-427) Poetry China
Tao Yuanming (Tao Qian) On Moving House (365-427) Poetry China
Tao Yuanming (Tao Qian) In the Sixth Month of 409, Fire (365-427) Poetry China
Tao Yuanming (Tao Qian) Twenty Poems After Drinking Wine (365-427) Poetry China
Tao Yuanming (Tao Qian) On Reading the Seas and Mountain Classic (365-427) Poetry China
Bhartrihari The Three Centuries/Satakatraya (c. 450-500) Poetry India
Anonymous The Hanging Poems/Mu’allaqat (c. 550-630) Poetry Arabia
Various Authors Man’yōshū (c. 760) Poetry Japan
Li Bai (Li Po) Poems (701-762) Poetry China
Du Fu (Tu Fu) Poems (712-770) Poetry China
Kukai The Ten Stages of the Development of Mind (830) Non-fiction Japan
Anonymous Beowulf (c. 1000) Poetry UK
Sei Shonagon The Pillow Book (1002) Non-fiction Japan
Ferdowsi The Book of Kings/Shahnameh (1010) Poetry Persia
Shikibu Murasaki The Tale of Genji (c. 1021) Fiction Japan
Somadeva The Ocean of Rivers of Story (c. 1050-1080) Fiction India
Omar Khayyam The Rubaiyat (c. 1100) Poetry Persia
All-Ghazali Deliverance from Error (c. 1100) Non-fiction Persia
Al-Hariri of Basra The Assemblies of al-Hariri (c. 1100-1122) Poetry Iraq
Anonymous The Song of Roland (c. 1140-1170) Poetry France
Attar of Nishapur The Conference of the Birds (1177) Poetry Persia
Chrétien de Troyes Perceval, the Story of the Grail (1181-1190) Poetry France
Zhu Xi Commentary on the Four Books (c. 1180-1200) Non-fiction China
Anonymous The Poem of the Cid (1195-1207) Poetry Spain
Jayadeva Song of Govinda (c. 1250) Poetry India
Jalalu’l-Din Rumi The Masnavi (1258-1273) Poetry Persia
Guillaume de Lorris & Jean de Meun Romance of the Rose (1230, 1275) Poetry France
Anonymous The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch (c. 1200-1280) Religious Text China
Anonymous Njal’s Saga (c. 1280) Fiction Iceland
Dante Alighieri The New Life (1295) Poetry Italy
Anonymous A Thousand and One Nights (c. 900-1300) Fiction Arabia
Dante Alighieri The Divine Comedy (1265-1321) Poetry Italy
Yoshida Kenko Essays in Idleness (1330-1332) Non-fiction Japan
Anonymous Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (c. 1350) Poetry UK
Giovanni Boccaccio The Decameron (1350-1353) Fiction Italy
Shi Nai’an Water Margin/Outlaws of the Marsh (c. 1296-1372) Fiction China
Petrarch Poems (c. 1304-1374) Poetry Italy
Ibn Khaldun Muqaddimah (1377) Non-fiction Tunisia
Chaucer Troilus and Criseyde (c. 1385) Poetry UK
Hafez Poems (c. 1326-1390) Poetry Persia
Chaucer The Canterbury Tales (c. 1343-1400) Fiction UK
Zeami Motokiyo Atsumori (1363-1443) Drama Japan
Thomas Malory Le Morte D’Arthur (1485) Fiction UK
Anonymous Everyman (c. 1490) Drama UK
Fernando de Rojas The Spanish Bawd/La Celestina (1499) Drama Spain
Erasmus Praise of Folly (1511) Non-fiction Netherlands
Niccolò Machiavelli The Prince (1513) Non-fiction Italy
Thomas More Utopia (1516) Fiction UK
Baldassare Castiglione The Book of the Courtier (1528) Non-fiction Italy
Ludovico Ariosto Orlando Furioso (1532) Poetry Italy
François Rabelais Gargantua and Pantagruel (1532-1534) Fiction France
Giorgio Vasari Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, etc. (1550) Non-fiction Italy
Fużūlī Epic of Layla and Majnun (c. 1540-1556) Poetry Turkey
Marguerite de Navarre The Heptameron (1558) Fiction France
Wu Cheng’en Journey to the West/Monkey (c. 1540-1560) Fiction China
Michelangelo Buonarroti Poems (1475-1564) Poetry Italy
Luís Vaz de Camões The Lusiads (1572) Poetry Portugal
Michel de Montaigne Essays (1580) Non-fiction France
Philip Sydney Astrophel and Stella (c. 1580) Poetry UK
Torquato Tasso Jerusalem Delivered (1581) Poetry Italy
Christopher Marlowe Tamburlaine, Pts. 1 and 2 (1587-1588) Drama UK
Christopher Marlowe Doctor Faustus (1588) Drama UK
William Shakespeare A Comedy of Errors (1589) Drama UK
Christopher Marlowe The Jew of Malta (c. 1589) Drama UK
Thomas Kyd The Spanish Tragedy (1582-1592) Drama UK
Christopher Marlowe Edward II (1592) Drama UK
William Shakespeare Richard III (1592-93) Drama UK
William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet (1594) Drama UK
William Shakespeare The Taming of the Shrew (1594) Drama UK
William Shakespeare Two Gentlemen of Verona (1594) Drama UK
William Shakespeare A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1594-95) Drama UK
William Shakespeare Richard II (1595) Drama UK
Edmund Spenser The Faerie Queen (1590, 1596) Poetry UK
William Shakespeare The Merchant of Venice (1596) Drama UK
William Shakespeare Henry IV, Parts I and II (1597) Drama UK
Francis Bacon Essays (1597-1625) Non-fiction UK
William Shakespeare Much Ado about Nothing (1598) Drama UK
William Shakespeare Henry V (1598) Drama UK
William Shakespeare Julius Caesar (1599) Drama UK
William Shakespeare Twelfth Night (1599) Drama UK
William Shakespeare As You Like It (1599) Drama UK
William Shakespeare Hamlet (1600) Drama UK
Lanling Xiaoxiao Sheng The Plum in the Golden Vase (c. 1600) Fiction China
William Shakespeare All’s Well That Ends Well (1602) Drama UK
William Shakespeare Othello (1604) Drama UK
William Shakespeare Measure for Measure (1604) Drama UK
William Shakespeare King Lear (1605) Drama UK
William Shakespeare Macbeth (1605) Drama UK
Francis Bacon The Advancement of Learning (1605) Non-fiction UK
William Shakespeare Antony and Cleopatra (1606) Drama UK
Ben Jonson Volpone (c. 1607) Drama UK
William Shakespeare Coriolanus (1607) Drama UK
William Shakespeare The Winter’s Tale (1610) Drama UK
William Shakespeare The Tempest (1611) Drama UK
Ben Jonson The Alchemist (1612) Drama UK
John Webster The Duchess of Malfi (1614) Drama UK
Miguel de Cervantes Don Quixote (1605, 1615) Fiction Spain
William Shakespeare Sonnets (1564-1616) Poetry UK
Lope de Vega Fuente Ovejuna/Lost in a Mirror (1619) Drama Spain
Francis Bacon New Atlantis (1623) Fiction UK
John Donne Poems (1572-1631) Poetry UK
John Ford ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore (1633) Drama UK
Pedro Calderon de la Barca Life is a Dream (1629-1635) Drama Spain
Pierre Corneille The Cid (1637) Drama France
Rene Descartes Discourse on Method (1637) Non-fiction France
Ben Jonson Poems (1572-1637) Poetry UK
John Milton Lycidas (1637) Poetry UK
Rene Descartes Meditations on First Philosophy (1641) Non-fiction France
John Milton Areopagitica (1644) Non-fiction UK
Thomas Hobbes Leviathan (1651) Non-fiction UK
Molière The Would-Be Gentleman (1655) Drama France
Molière Ridiculous Precieuses (1659) Drama France
Molière School for Husbands (1661) Drama France
Molière The School for Wives (1662) Drama France
Molière Don Juan (1665) Drama France
Molière The Misanthrope (1666) Drama France
Molière The Physician in Spite of Himself (1666) Drama France
John Milton Paradise Lost (1667) Poetry UK
Jean Racine Andromache (1667) Drama France
Molière The Miser (1668) Drama France
Molière Tartuffe (1669) Drama France
Blaise Pascal Pensées (1669) Non-fiction France
Jean de la Fontaine Fables (1668-1671) Fiction France
John Milton Paradise Regained (1671) Poetry UK
John Milton Samson Agonistes (1671) Drama UK
Matsuo Basho The Seashell Game (1672) Poetry Japan
Molière The Learned Ladies (1672) Drama France
Molière The Imaginary Invalid (1673) Drama France
Robert Herrick Poems (1591-1674) Poetry UK
William Wycherley The Country Wife (1675) Drama UK
William Wycherley The Plain Dealer (1676) Drama UK
Jean Racine Phaedra (1677) Drama France
Benedict de Spinoza Ethics (1677) Non-fiction Netherlands
Andrew Marvell Poems (1621-1678) Poetry UK
John Dryden All For Love (1678) Drama UK
Madame de La Fayette The Princess of Cleves (1678) Fiction France
John Bunyan The Pilgrim’s Progress (1679) Fiction UK
François de la Rochefoucauld Maxims (1680) Non-fiction France
Matsuo Basho Shriveled Chestnuts (1683) Poetry Japan
Matsuo Basho Record of a Weather-Exposed Skeleton (1684) Non-fiction Japan
Matsuo Basho Winter Days (1684) Poetry Japan
Matsuo Basho Spring Days (1686) Poetry Japan
Matsuo Basho A Visit to Kashima Shrine (1687) Non-fiction Japan
Matsuo Basho Record of a Travel-Worn Satchel (1688) Non-fiction Japan
Matsuo Basho A Visit to Sarashina Village (1688) Non-fiction Japan
Matsuo Basho Wasteland (1689) Poetry Japan
John Locke Two Treatises of Government (1689) Non-fiction UK
Matsuo Basho The Gourd (1690) Poetry Japan
Matsuo Basho The Monkey’s Raincoat (1691) Poetry Japan
Matsuo Basho Saga Diary (1691) Non-fiction Japan
Matsuo Basho On Transplanting the Banana Tree (1691) Poetry Japan
Matsuo Basho On Seclusion (1692) Poetry Japan
Matsuo Basho The Narrow Road to the Interior (1694) Non-fiction Japan
Matsuo Basho A Sack of Charcoal (1694) Poetry Japan
Matsuo Basho The Detached Room (1694) Poetry Japan
William Congreve Love for Love (1695) Drama UK
Matsuo Basho The Monkey’s Raincoat, Continued (1698) Poetry Japan
William Congreve The Way of the World (1700) Drama UK
Chikamatsu Monzaemon The Love Suicides at Sonezaki (1703) Drama Japan
Daniel Defoe Robinson Crusoe (1719) Fiction UK
Daniel Defoe Moll Flanders (1722) Fiction UK
Jonathan Swift Gulliver’s Travels (1726) Fiction UK/Ireland
John Gay The Beggar’s Opera (1728) Drama UK
Abbé Prévost Manon Lescaut (1731) Fiction France
Samuel Richardson Pamela (1740) Fiction UK
Henry Fielding Joseph Andrews (1742) Fiction UK
Alexander Pope Poems (1688-1744) Poetry UK
Samuel Richardson Clarissa (1748) Fiction UK
Takeda Izumo (II) The Treasury of Loyal Retainers (c. 1748) Drama Japan
Henry Fielding Tom Jones (1749) Fiction UK
Laurence Sterne The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1759) Fiction UK/Ireland
Voltaire Candide (1759) Fiction France
Samuel Johnson The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia (1759) Fiction UK
Jean-Jacques Rousseau The Social Contract (1762) Non-fiction Switzerland/France
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Émile, or On Education (1762) Non-fiction Switzerland/France
Cao Xueqin Dream of the Red Chamber/The Story of the Stone (1763-1764) Fiction China
Oliver Goldsmith The Vicar of Wakefield (1766) Fiction UK
Tobias Smollett The Expedition of Humphrey Clinker (1771) Fiction UK
Denis Diderot Rameau’s Nephew (1761-1772) Non-fiction France
Oliver Goldsmith She Stoops to Conquer (1773) Drama UK
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The Sorrows of Young Werther (1774) Fiction Germany
Richard Brinsley Sheridan The Rivals (1775) Drama UK
Thomas Jefferson The Declaration of Independence (1776) Non-fiction US
Richard Brinsley Sheridan The School for Scandal (1777) Drama UK
Denis Diderot Jacques the Fatalist (1771-1778) Fiction France
Fanny Burney Evelina (1778) Fiction UK
David Hume Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion (1779) Non-fiction UK
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Confessions (1781) Non-fiction Switzerland/France
Immanuel Kant Critique of Pure Reason (1781) Non-fiction Germany
Pierre Choderlos de Laclos Dangerous Liaisons (1782) Fiction France
William Blake Poetical Sketches (1783) Poetry UK
Pierre Beaumarchais The Marriage of Figaro (1784) Drama France
Edward Gibbon The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776-1788) Non-fiction UK
James Madison, Alexander Hamilton & John Jay The Federalist Papers (1787-1788) Non-fiction US
James Boswell The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791) Non-fiction UK
Benjamin Franklin The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (1791) Non-fiction US
Thomas Paine The Rights of Man (1791) Non-fiction UK
Mary Wollstonecraft The Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792) Non-fiction UK
William Blake The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790-1793) Poetry UK
William Blake Songs of Innocence and Experience (1789, 1794) Poetry UK
Robert Burns Poems (1759-1796) Poetry UK
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship (1796) Fiction Germany
Maria Edgeworth Castle Rackrent (1800) Fiction Ireland
Heinrich von Kleist Stories (1810-1811) Fiction Germany
Jane Austen Sense and Sensibility (1811) Fiction UK
Walter Scott Waverley (1814) Fiction UK
Jane Austen Mansfield Park (1814) Fiction UK
Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice (1815) Fiction UK
Jane Austen Emma (1815) Fiction UK
Mary Shelley Frankenstein (1818) Fiction UK 
Jane Austen Persuasion (1818) Fiction UK
Walter Scott Ivanhoe (1820) Fiction UK
Charles Maturin Melmoth the Wanderer (1820) Fiction Ireland
John Keats Poems (1795-1821) Poetry UK
Heinrich von Kleist Prince of Homburg (1821) Drama Germany
Percy Bysshe Shelley Poems (1792-1822) Poetry UK
Lord Byron Poems (1788-1824) Poetry UK
Alexander Pushkin Boris Godunov (1825) Drama Russia
James Fenimore Cooper The Last of the Mohicans (1826) Fiction US
Alessandro Manzoni The Betrothed (1827) Fiction Italy
Stendhal The Red and the Black (1830) Fiction France
Victor Hugo The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1831) Fiction France
Honoré de Balzac The Wild Ass’s Skin (1831) Fiction France
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Poems (1749-1832) Poetry Germany
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Faust, Parts 1 and 2 (1808, 1832) Drama Germany
Honoré de Balzac Louis Lambert (1832) Fiction France
Honoré de Balzac Eugénie Grandet (1833) Fiction France
Honoré de Balzac The Girl with the Golden Eyes (1833) Fiction France
Samuel Taylor Coleridge Poems (1772-1834) Poetry UK
Samuel Taylor Coleridge Essays (1772-1834) Non-fiction UK
Honoré de Balzac Le Pere Goriot (1835) Fiction France
Nikolai Gogol The Government Inspector/The Inspector General (1836) Drama Russia
Giacomo Leopardi Poems, incl.The Canti (1798-1837) Poetry Italy
Alexander Pushkin Tales (1799-1837) Fiction Russia
Charles Dickens The Pickwick Papers (1837) Fiction UK
Charles Dickens Oliver Twist (1838) Fiction UK
Stendhal The Charterhouse of Parma (1839) Fiction France
Alexis de Tocqueville Democracy in America (1835-1840) Non-fiction France
James Fenimore Cooper The Deerslayer (1841) Fiction US
Honoré de Balzac Ursule Mirouet (1841) Fiction France
Nikolai Gogol Stories (1831-1842) Fiction Russia
Nikolai Gogol Dead Souls (1842) Fiction Russia
Friedrich Hölderlin Poems (1770-1843) Poetry Germany
Friedrich Hölderlin Hymns and Fragments (1770-1843) Poetry Germany
Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol (1843) Fiction UK
Ralph Waldo Emerson Essays, 1st and 2nd Series (1841, 1844) Non-fiction US
Alexandre Dumas The Three Musketeers (1844) Fiction France
Frederick Douglass Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (1845) Non-fiction US
Honoré de Balzac Cousin Bette (1846) Fiction France
Alexandre Dumas The Count of Monte-Cristo (1846) Fiction France
Emily Brontë Wuthering Heights (1847) Fiction UK
Charlotte Brontë Jane Eyre (1847) Fiction UK
Honoré de Balzac A Harlot High and Low (1847) Fiction France
William Makepeace Thackeray Vanity Fair (1848) Fiction UK
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels The Communist Manifesto (1848) Non-fiction Germany/UK
Elizabeth Gaskell Mary Barton (1848) Fiction UK
Edgar Allan Poe Tales (1809-1849) Fiction US
Ralph Waldo Emerson Nature (1849) Non-fiction US
William Wordsworth Poems (1770-1850) Poetry UK
Charles Dickens David Copperfield (1849-1850) Fiction UK
Nathaniel Hawthorne The Scarlet Letter (1850) Fiction US
Ralph Waldo Emerson Representative Men (1850) Non-fiction US
William Wordsworth The Prelude (1850) Poetry UK
Herman Melville Moby-Dick (1851) Fiction US
Harriet Beecher Stowe Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1851) Fiction US
Charles Dickens Bleak House (1852-1853) Fiction UK
Henry David Thoreau Walden (1854) Non-fiction US
Charles Dickens Hard Times (1854) Fiction UK
Elizabeth Gaskell North and South (1854-1855) Fiction UK
Walt Whitman Leaves of Grass (1855) Poetry US
Anthony Trollope The Warden (1855) Fiction UK
Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm Children’s and Household Tales/Grimm’s Fairy Tales (1812-1857) Fiction Germany
Gustave Flaubert Madame Bovary (1857) Fiction France
Charles Dickens Little Dorrit (1857) Fiction UK
Anthony Trollope Barchester Towers (1857) Fiction UK
Charles Baudelaire Flowers of Evil (1857) Poetry France
Charles Darwin On the Origin of Species (1859) Non-fiction UK
Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities (1859) Fiction UK
John Stuart Mill On Liberty (1859) Non-fiction UK
Ivan Goncharov Oblomov (1859) Fiction Russia
George Eliot Adam Bede (1859) Fiction UK
Wilkie Collins The Woman in White (1860) Fiction UK
George Eliot The Mill on the Floss (1860) Fiction UK
Ivan Turgenev First Love (1860) Fiction Russia
Alexander Ostrovsky The Storm (1860) Drama Russia
Charles Dickens Great Expectations (1860-1861) Fiction UK
George Eliot Silas Marner (1861) Fiction UK
Victor Hugo Les Misérables (1862) Fiction France
Ivan Turgenev Fathers and Sons (1862) Fiction Russia
Nathaniel Hawthorne Tales and Sketches (1837-1864) Fiction US
Fyodor Dostoevsky Notes from the Underground (1864) Fiction Russia
Charles Dickens Our Mutual Friend (1864) Fiction UK
Lewis Carroll Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) Fiction UK
Fyodor Dostoevsky Crime and Punishment (1866) Fiction Russia
Henrik Ibsen Brand (1866) Drama Norway
Henrik Ibsen Peer Gynt (1867) Drama Norway
Anthony Trollope The Last Chronicle of Barset (1867) Fiction UK
Louisa May Alcott Little Women (1868) Fiction US
Wilkie Collins The Moonstone (1868) Fiction UK
Leo Tolstoy War and Peace (1869) Fiction Russia
Gustave Flaubert Sentimental Education (1869) Fiction France
Fyodor Dostoevsky The Idiot (1869) Fiction Russia
Anthony Trollope Phineas Finn (1869) Fiction UK
Jules Verne Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870) Fiction France
Lewis Carroll Through the Looking-Glass (1871) Fiction UK
Arthur Rimbaud The Drunken Boat (1871) Poetry France
Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales and Stories (1822-1872) Fiction Denmark
George Eliot Middlemarch (1871-1872) Fiction UK 
Fyodor Dostoevsky The Possessed/The Devils (1872) Fiction Russia
Samuel Butler Erewhon (1872) Fiction UK
Arthur Rimbaud A Season in Hell (1873) Poetry France
Jules Verne Around the World in Eighty Days (1873) Fiction France
Thomas Hardy Far From the Madding Crowd (1874) Fiction UK
Arthur Rimbaud Illuminations (1874) Poetry France
George Eliot Daniel Deronda (1876) Fiction UK
Leo Tolstoy Anna Karenina (1877) Fiction Russia
Émile Zola L’Assommoir (1877) Fiction France
Thomas Hardy The Return of the Native (1878) Fiction UK
Henrik Ibsen A Doll’s House (1879) Drama Norway
Fyodor Dostoevsky The Brothers Karamazov (1880) Fiction Russia
Lew Wallace Ben-Hur (1880) Fiction US
Émile Zola Nana (1880) Fiction France
Henry James The Portrait of a Lady (1881) Fiction US
Henrik Ibsen Ghosts (1881) Drama Norway
Ralph Waldo Emerson Poems (1803-1882) Poetry US
Robert Louis Stevenson Treasure Island (1883) Fiction UK
Friedrich Nietzsche Thus Spake Zarathustra (1883) Non-fiction Germany
Giovanni Verga Little Novels of Sicily (1883) Fiction Italy
Mark Twain The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884) Fiction US
Émile Zola Germinal (1885) Fiction France
Henrik Ibsen The Wild Duck (1885) Drama Norway
Emily Dickinson Poems (1830-1886) Poetry US
Leo Tolstoy The Death of Ivan Ilyich (1886) Fiction Russia
Thomas Hardy The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886) Fiction UK
Robert Louis Stevenson Kidnapped (1886) Fiction UK
Henry James The Bostonians (1886) Fiction US
Friedrich Nietzsche Beyond Good and Evil (1886) Non-fiction Germany
Robert Louis Stevenson Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886) Fiction UK
Benito Pérez Galdós Fortunata and Jacinta (1886-1887) Fiction Spain
August Strindberg The Father (1887) Drama Sweden
Matthew Arnold Poems (1822-1888) Poetry UK
August Strindberg Miss Julie (1888) Drama Sweden
José Maria de Eça de Queiroz The Maias (1888) Fiction Portugal
Robert Browning Poems (1812-1889) Poetry UK
Gerard Manley Hopkins Poems (1844-1889) Poetry UK
Samuel Butler The Way of All Flesh (c. 1889) Fiction UK
Leo Tolstoy The Kreutzer Sonata (1889) Fiction Russia
Robert Louis Stevenson The Master of Ballantrae (1889) Fiction UK
Knut Hamsun Hunger (1890) Fiction Norway
Henrik Ibsen Hedda Gabler (1890) Drama Norway
Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890) Fiction Ireland
William Morris News from Nowhere (1890) Fiction UK
Giovanni Verga The House by the Medlar Tree (1890) Fiction Italy
James George Frazer The Golden Bough (1890) Non-fiction UK
Herman Melville Stories, incl. Bartleby the Scrivener (1819-1891) Fiction US
Thomas Hardy Tess of the D’Urbervilles (1891) Fiction UK
Alfred, Lord Tennyson Poems (1809-1892) Poetry UK
Henrik Ibsen The Master Builder (1892) Drama Norway
George & Weedon Grossmith Diary of a Nobody (1892) Fiction UK
Arthur Conan Doyle The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892) Fiction UK
Guy de Maupassant Stories (1850-1893) Fiction France
Christina Rossetti Poems (1830-1894) Poetry UK
Karl Marx Das Kapital (1867-1894) Non-fiction Germany/UK
George Bernard Shaw Arms and the Man (1894) Drama Ireland
Nikolai Leskov Tales (1831-1895) Fiction Russia
Thomas Hardy Jude the Obscure (1895) Fiction UK
H.G. Wells The Time Machine (1895) Fiction UK
Stephen Crane The Red Badge of Courage (1895) Fiction US
Theodor Fontane Effi Briest (1896) Fiction Germany
Anton Chekhov The Seagull (1896) Drama Russia
Bram Stoker Dracula (1897) Fiction Ireland
Edmond Rostand Cyrano de Bergerac (1897) Drama France
Benito Pérez Galdós Misericordia (1897) Fiction Spain
H.G. Wells The Invisible Man (1897) Fiction UK
H.G. Wells The War of the Worlds (1898) Fiction UK
Sigmund Freud The Interpretation of Dreams (1899) Non-fiction Austria
Oscar Wilde The Importance of Being Earnest (1899) Drama Ireland
Kate Chopin The Awakening (1899) Fiction US
Anton Chekhov Uncle Vanya (1899-1900) Drama Russia
Joseph Conrad Lord Jim (1900) Fiction UK
Theodore Dreiser Sister Carrie (1900) Fiction US
Rudyard Kipling Kim (1901) Fiction UK
Thomas Mann Buddenbrooks (1901) Fiction Germany
Anton Chekhov Three Sisters (1901) Drama Russia
August Strindberg A Dream Play (1901) Drama Sweden
August Strindberg The Dance of Death (1901) Drama Sweden
Joseph Conrad Heart of Darkness (1902) Fiction UK
Arthur Conan Doyle The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902) Fiction UK
Henry James The Wings of the Dove (1902) Fiction US
William James The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902) Non-fiction US
George Bernard Shaw Man and Superman (1902-1903) Drama Ireland
Henry James The Ambassadors (1903) Fiction US
Jack London Call of the Wild (1903) Fiction US
W.E.B. Du Bois The Souls of Black Folk (1903) Non-fiction US
Anton Chekhov Tales (1860-1904) Fiction Russia
Anton Chekhov The Cherry Orchard (1904) Drama Russia
Joseph Conrad Nostromo (1904) Fiction UK
Henry James The Golden Bowl (1904) Fiction US
Max Weber The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (1904) Non-fiction Germany
John Millington Synge Riders to the Sea (1904) Drama Ireland
Edith Wharton The House of Mirth (1905) Fiction US
George Bernard Shaw Major Barbara (1905) Drama Ireland
Sigmund Freud Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality (1905) Non-fiction Austria
Upton Sinclair The Jungle (1906) Fiction US
Robert Musil The Confusions of Young Törless (1906) Fiction Germany
Joseph Conrad The Secret Agent (1907) Fiction UK
August Strindberg The Ghost Sonata (1907) Drama Sweden
John Millington Synge The Playboy of the Western World (1907) Drama Ireland
William James Pragmatism (1907) Non-fiction US
Rainer Maria Rilke New Poems: First Part and Other Part (1907) Poetry Austria
Kenneth Grahame A Wind in the Willows (1908) Fiction UK
Arnold Bennett The Old Wive’s Tale (1908) Fiction UK
E.M. Forster A Room with a View (1908) Fiction UK
Algernon Charles Swinburne Poems (1837-1909) Poetry UK
E.M. Forster Howards End (1910) Fiction UK
Edith Wharton Ethan Frome (1911) Fiction US
Joseph Conrad Under Western Eyes (1911) Fiction UK
Max Beerbohm Zuleika Dobson (1911) Fiction UK
Thomas Mann Death in Venice (1912) Fiction Germany
George Bernard Shaw Pygmalion (1912-1913) Drama Ireland
D.H. Lawrence Sons and Lovers (1913) Fiction UK
Henry Alain-Fournier Le Grand Meaulnes (1913) Fiction France
Natsume Soseki Kokoro (1914) Fiction Japan
James Joyce Dubliners (1914) Fiction Ireland
D.H. Lawrence The Rainbow (1915) Fiction UK
Ford Madox Ford The Good Soldier (1915) Fiction UK
Somerset Maugham Of Human Bondage (1915) Fiction UK
Akutagawa Ryunosuke Rashomon and Other Stories (1915) Fiction Japan
Henry James Short Novels and Tales, incl. The Turn of the Screw (1843-1916) Fiction US
James Joyce Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) Fiction Ireland
Henry Adams The Education of Henry Adams (1918) Non-fiction US
Willa Cather My Ántonia (1918) Fiction US
William Strunk & E.B. White The Elements of Style (1918) Non-fiction US
Booth Tarkington The Magnificent Ambersons (1918) Fiction US
Lytton Strachey Eminent Victorians (1918) Non-fiction UK
Sherwood Anderson Winesburg, Ohio (1919) Fiction US
George Bernard Shaw Heartbreak House (1919) Drama Ireland
Edith Wharton The Age of Innocence (1920) Fiction US
D.H. Lawrence Women in Love (1920) Fiction UK
John Galsworthy The Forsyte Saga (1906-1921) Fiction UK
Luigi Pirandello Six Characters in Search of an Author (1921) Drama Italy
Lu Xun (Lu Hsun) The True Story of Ah Q (1921-1922) Fiction China
James Joyce Ulysses (1922) Fiction Ireland
Katherine Mansfield Short Stories (1912-1923) Fiction New Zealand
Italo Svevo Zeno’s Conscience/The Confessions of Zeno (1923) Fiction Italy
Willa Cather A Lost Lady (1923) Fiction US
Franz Kafka Stories, incl. The Metamorphosis (1883-1924) Fiction Czech Republic
Herman Melville Billy Budd (c. 1891, pub. 1924) Fiction US
Thomas Mann The Magic Mountain (1924) Fiction Germany
E.M. Forster A Passage to India (1924) Fiction UK
George Bernard Shaw Saint Joan (1924) Drama Ireland
Sean O’Casey Juno and the Paycock (1924) Drama Ireland
Franz Kafka The Trial (1925) Fiction Czech Republic
F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby (1925) Fiction US
Virginia Woolf Mrs. Dalloway (1925) Fiction UK
Theodore Dreiser An American Tragedy (1925) Fiction US
André Gide The Counterfeiters (1925) Fiction France
Jean Cocteau Orpheus (1925) Drama France
Rainer Maria Rilke Selected Poetry (1894-1926) Poetry Austria
Franz Kafka The Castle (1926) Fiction Czech Republic
Ernest Hemingway The Sun Also Rises (1926) Fiction US
Sean O’Casey The Plough and the Stars (1926) Drama Ireland
A.A. Milne Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) Fiction UK
Jaroslav Hašek The Good Soldier Švejk (1926) Fiction Czech Republic
Agatha Christie The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926) Fiction UK
Marcel Proust In Search of Lost Time (1913-1927) Fiction France
Virginia Woolf To the Lighthouse (1927) Fiction UK
Willa Cather Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927) Fiction US
Thornton Wilder The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1927) Fiction US
Arthur Conan Doyle The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (1927) Fiction UK
Franz Kafka Amerika (1927) Fiction Czech Republic
Ford Madox Ford Parade’s End (1924-1928) Fiction UK
Federico García Lorca Gypsy Ballads (1928) Poetry Spain
Virginia Woolf Orlando: A Biography (1928) Fiction UK
D.H. Lawrence Lady Chatterley’s Lover (1928) Fiction UK
Aldous Huxley Point Counter Point (1928) Fiction UK
André Breton Nadja (1928) Fiction France
Bertolt Brecht The Threepenny Opera (1928) Drama Germany
William Faulkner The Sound and the Fury (1929) Fiction US
Virginia Woolf A Room of One’s Own (1929) Non-fiction UK
Ernest Hemingway A Farewell to Arms (1929) Fiction US
Erich Maria Remarqué All Quiet on the Western Front (1929) Fiction Germany
Mohandas Gandhi An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth (1929) Non-fiction India
Dashiell Hammett The Maltese Falcon (1929) Fiction US
Alfred Döblin Berlin Alexanderplatz (1929) Fiction Germany
Jean Cocteau Les Enfants Terribles (1929) Fiction France
Thomas Wolfe Look Homeward, Angel (1929) Fiction US
Vladimir Mayakovsky The Bedbug (1929) Drama Russia
Robert Graves Goodbye to All That (1929) Non-fiction UK
Vladimir Mayakovsky Poems (1893-1930) Poetry Russia
William Faulkner As I Lay Dying (1930) Fiction US
Sigmund Freud Civilization and its Discontents (1930) Non-fiction Austria
Virginia Woolf The Waves (1931) Fiction UK
Pearl Buck The Good Earth (1931) Fiction US
Eugene O’Neill Mourning Becomes Electra (1931) Drama US
Aldous Huxley Brave New World (1932) Fiction UK
Louis-Ferdinand Céline Journey to the End of Night (1932) Fiction France
William Faulkner Light in August (1932) Fiction UK
Federico García Lorca Blood Wedding (1932) Drama Spain
Joseph Roth The Radetzky March (1932) Fiction Austria
Erskine Caldwell Tobacco Road (1932) Fiction US
James T. Farrell Young Lonigan (1932) Fiction US
Gertrude Stein The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1933) Non-fiction US
André Malraux Man’s Fate (1933) Fiction France
Nathanael West  Miss Lonelyhearts (1933) Fiction  US
F. Scott Fitzgerald  Tender is the Night (1934) Fiction US
Henry Miller  Tropic of Cancer (1934) Fiction US
James M. Cain   The Postman Always Rings Twice (1934) Fiction US
Evelyn Waugh   A Handful of Dust (1934) Fiction UK
John O’Hara  Appointment in Samarra (1934) Fiction US
Robert Graves  I, Claudius (1934) Fiction UK
James T. Farrell   The Young Manhood of Studs Lonigan (1934) Fiction US
Henry Roth   Call It Sleep (1934) Fiction US
Pablo Neruda  Residence on Earth  (1933-1935) Poetry Chile
Halldór Laxness  Independent People (1935) Fiction Iceland
T.S. Eliot  Murder in the Cathedral  (1935) Drama US
Fernando Pessoa The Book of Disquiet (1935) Fiction Portugal
James T. Farrell  Judgment Day  (1935) Fiction  US
Premchand  Stories  (1880-1936) Fiction India
Lu Xun  (Lu Hsun) Stories (1881-1936)  Fiction  China
Federico García Lorca Selected Poems (1918-1936) Poetry  Spain
John Dos Passos  U.S.A. (1930-1936)  Fiction  US
Margaret Mitchell  Gone With The Wind (1936) Fiction US
William Faulkner  Absalom, Absalom!  (1936)  Fiction US
John Maynard Keynes  The General Theory of Employment, Interest & Money (1936) Non-fiction UK
Federico García Lorca  The House of Bernarda Alba (1936) Drama Spain
Isak Dinesen  Out of Africa  (1937)  Non-fiction  Denmark
John Steinbeck Of Mice and Men  (1937)  Fiction  US
Zora Neale Hurston  Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937)  Fiction   US
J.R.R. Tolkien  The Hobbit  (1937) Fiction  UK
David Jones In Parenthesis (1937)  Poetry UK
Lao She  Rickshaw Boy  (1937)  Fiction  China
Daphne DuMaurier  Rebecca  (1938)  Fiction UK
Thornton Wilder  Our Town (1938) Drama  US
Jean-Paul Sartre  Nausea (1938) Fiction France
George Orwell  Homage to Catalonia  (1938) Non-fiction UK
Evelyn Waugh  Scoop (1938) Fiction UK
Graham Greene  Brighton Rock (1938)  Fiction  UK
William Butler Yeats  Poems  (1865-1939)  Poetry  Ireland
Bertolt Brecht  Mother Courage and Her Children  (1938-1939) Drama Germany
James Joyce  Finnegan’s Wake  (1939) Fiction Ireland
Raymond Chandler The Big Sleep (1939)  Fiction US
Eugene O’Neill  The Iceman Cometh  (1939)  Drama US
Nathanael West  The Day of the Locust  (1939)  Fiction US
Lillian Hellman   The Little Foxes (1939)  Drama  US
William Saroyan  The Time of Your Life (1939) Drama  US
Isaak Babel  Stories (1894-1940) Fiction  Russia
John Steinbeck   The Grapes of Wrath  (1940) Fiction US
Richard Wright   Native Son  (1940)  Fiction US
Eugene O’Neill  Long Day’s Journey Into Night  (1940) Drama  US
Ernest Hemingway  For Whom the Bell Tolls  (1940)  Fiction  US
Graham Greene   The Power and the Glory (1940) Fiction UK
Carson McCullers   The Heart is a Lonely Hunter  (1940)  Fiction  US
Arthur Koestler   Darkness at Noon  (1940) Fiction  Hungary
Dino Buzzati    The Tartar Steppe  (1940)  Fiction  Italy
Rabindranath Tagore Stories (1861-1941) Fiction India
James Agee Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941) Non-fiction US
Albert Camus The Stranger (1942) Fiction France
Thornton Wilder The Skin of Our Teeth (1942) Drama US
Bertolt Brecht The Good Woman of Setzuan (1939-1942) Drama Germany
Robert Musil The Man Without Qualities (1930-1943) Fiction Germany
Jean Genet Our Lady of the Flowers (1942-1943) Fiction France
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry The Little Prince (1943) Fiction France
Herman Hesse The Glass Bead Game/Magister Ludi (1943) Fiction Germany
Reinhold Niebuhr The Nature and Destiny of Man (1943) Non-fiction US
Pablo Neruda Canto General (1943) Poetry Chile
Jorge Luis Borges Ficciones (1944) Fiction Argentina
Jean-Paul Sartre No Exit (1944) Drama France
Tennessee Williams The Glass Menagerie (1944) Drama US
Bertolt Brecht The Caucasian Chalk Circle (1943-1945) Drama Germany
George Orwell Animal Farm (1945) Fiction UK
Henry Green Loving (1945) Fiction UK
Evelyn Waugh Brideshead Revisited (1945) Fiction UK
Jean Giraudoux The Madwoman of Chaillot (1945) Drama France
Ivo Andrić The Bridge on the Drina (1945) Fiction Bosnia
Christopher Isherwood The Berlin Stories (1945) Fiction UK
Robert Penn Warren All the King’s Men (1946) Fiction US
Nikos Kazantzakis Zorba the Greek (1946) Fiction Greece
Mervyn Peake Titus Groan (1946) Fiction UK
Amos Tutuola The Palm-Wine Drinkard (1946) Fiction Nigeria
Malcolm Lowry Under the Volcano (1947) Fiction UK
Albert Camus The Plague (1947) Fiction France
Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire (1947) Drama US
Anne Frank The Diary of a Young Girl (1947) Non-fiction Netherlands
Thomas Mann Doctor Faustus (1947) Fiction Germany
Primo Levi If This Is a Man/Survival in Auschwitz (1947) Non-fiction Italy
Yasunari Kawabata Snow Country (1948) Fiction Japan
Alan Paton Cry, The Beloved Country (1948) Fiction South Africa
Graham Greene The Heart of the Matter (1948) Fiction UK
Norman Mailer The Naked and the Dead (1948) Fiction US
Jun’ichirō Tanizaki The Makioka Sisters (1948) Fiction Japan
George Orwell Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) Fiction UK
Arthur Miller Death of a Salesman (1949) Drama US
Simone de Beauvoir The Second Sex (1949) Non-fiction France
Jorge Luis Borges The Aleph and Other Stories (1949) Fiction Argentina
T.S. Eliot The Cocktail Party (1949) Drama US
Alejo Carpentier The Kingdom of this World (1949) Fiction Cuba
Nelson Algren The Man with the Golden Arm (1949) Fiction US
Paul Bowles The Sheltering Sky (1949) Fiction US
Eugène Ionesco The Bald Soprano (1950) Drama Romania/France
Mervyn Peake Gormenghast (1950) Fiction UK
C.S. Lewis The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950) Fiction UK
Nevil Shute A Town Like Alice (1950) Fiction UK
Isaac Bashevis Singer The Family Moskat (1950) Fiction US
Ernst Gombrich The Story of Art (1950) Non-fiction Austria
J.D. Salinger The Catcher in the Rye (1951) Fiction US
Marguerite Yourcenar Memoirs of Hadrian (1951) Fiction France
Vladimir Nabokov Speak, Memory (1951) Non-fiction Russia/US
John Wyndham Day of the Triffids (1951) Fiction UK
Julien Gracq The Opposing Shore (1951) Fiction France
Isaac Asimov Foundation (1951) Fiction US
James Jones From Here to Eternity (1951) Fiction US
Ralph Ellison Invisible Man (1952) Fiction US
Ernest Hemingway The Old Man and the Sea (1952) Fiction US
Eugène Ionesco The Chairs (1952) Drama Romania/France
Dylan Thomas Collected Poems: 1934-1952 (1952) Poetry Ireland
Arthur Miller The Crucible (1952) Drama US
Flannery O’Connor Wise Blood (1952) Fiction US
Samuel Beckett Molloy; Molone Dies; The Unnameable (1951-1953) Fiction Ireland
Samuel Beckett Waiting for Godot (1953) Drama Ireland
Saul Bellow The Adventures of Augie March (1953 ) Fiction US
James Baldwin Go Tell it on the Mountain (1953) Fiction US
Alejo Carpentier The Lost Steps (1953) Fiction Cuba
Kingsley Amis Lucky Jim (1953) Fiction UK
William Golding Lord of the Flies (1954) Fiction UK
Max Frisch I’m Not Stiller (1954) Fiction Switzerland
Iris Murdoch Under the Net (1954) Fiction UK
Françoise Sagan Bonjour Tristesse (1954) Fiction France
Vladimir Nabokov Lolita (1955) Fiction Russia/US
Wallace Stevens Collected Poems (1921-1955) (1955) Poetry US
Juan Rulfo Pedro Páramo (1955) Fiction Mexico
Graham Greene The Quiet American (1955) Fiction UK
Tennessee Williams Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955) Drama US
Patricia Highsmith The Talented Mr. Ripley (1955) Fiction UK
William Gaddis The Recognitions (1955) Fiction US
James Baldwin Notes of a Native Son (1955) Non-fiction US
J.R.R. Tolkien The Lord of the Rings (1956) Fiction UK
Friedrich Dürrenmatt The Visit (1956) Drama Germany
João Guimarães Rosa The Devil to Pay in the Backlands (1956) Fiction Brazil
Naguib Mahfouz Palace Walk (1956) Fiction Egypt
Albert Camus The Fall (1956) Fiction France
Saul Bellow Seize the Day (1956) Fiction US
Richard Wilbur Things of This World (1956) Poetry US
Boris Pasternak Doctor Zhivago (1957) Fiction Russia
Jack Kerouac On the Road (1957) Fiction US
Samuel Beckett Endgame (1957) Drama Ireland
Patrick White Voss (1957) Fiction Australia
Alain Robbe-Grillet Jealousy (1957) Fiction France
Naguib Mahfouz Palace of Desire (1957) Fiction Egypt
Naguib Mahfouz Sugar Street (1957) Fiction Egypt
John Cheever The Wapshot Chronicle (1957) Fiction US
Italo Calvino The Baron in the Trees (1957) Fiction Italy
William Carlos Williams Paterson (1946-1958) Poetry US
Chinua Achebe Things Fall Apart (1958) Fiction Nigeria
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa The Leopard (1958) Fiction Italy
T.H. White The Once and Future King (1958) Fiction UK
Samuel Beckett Krapp’s Last Tape (1958) Drama Ireland
Günter Grass The Tin Drum (1959) Fiction Germany
Harold Pinter The Caretaker (1959) Drama UK
Mervyn Peake Titus Alone (1959) Fiction UK
William Burroughs Naked Lunch (1959) Fiction US
Saul Bellow Henderson the Rain King (1959) Fiction US
Lawrence Durrell The Alexandria Quartet (1957-1960) Fiction UK
Harper Lee To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) Fiction US
John Updike Rabbit, Run (1960) Fiction US
Jorge Luis Borges Dreamtigers (The Maker) (1960) Fiction Argentina
Ernest Hemingway The Complete Short Stories (1923-1961) Fiction US
Joseph Heller Catch-22 (1961) Fiction US
Walker Percy The Moviegoer (1961) Fiction US
V.S. Naipaul A House for Mr. Biswas (1961) Fiction Trinidad/UK
Muriel Spark The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961) Fiction UK
Franz Fanon The Wretched of the Earth (1961) Non-fiction France/Algeria
William Faulkner Stories (1897-1962) Fiction US
Jorge Luis Borges Labyrinths (1962) Fiction Argentina
Vladimir Nabokov Pale Fire (1962) Fiction Russia/US
Doris Lessing The Golden Notebook (1962) Fiction Zimbabwe/UK
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1962) Fiction Russia
Anthony Burgess A Clockwork Orange (1962) Fiction UK
Thomas Kuhn The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962) Non-fiction US
Ken Kesey One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1962) Fiction US
Rachel Carson Silent Spring (1962) Non-fiction US
Kobo Abe The Woman in the Dunes (1962) Fiction Japan
Edward Albee Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962) Drama US
William Carlos Williams Poems (1883-1963) Poetry US
Octavio Paz The Labyrinth of Solitude (1963) Non-fiction Mexico
Betty Friedan The Feminine Mystique (1963) Non-fiction US
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Cat’s Cradle (1963) Fiction US
John Le Carré The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (1963) Fiction US
Sylvia Plath The Bell Jar (1963) Fiction US
Saul Bellow Herzog (1964) Fiction US
Mao Zedong Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung (1964) Non-fiction China
T.S. Eliot Poems (1888-1965) Poetry US
Katherine Anne Porter The Collected Stories (1965) Fiction US
Malcolm X (with Alex Haley) The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965) Non-fiction US
Anna Akhmatova Poems, incl. Requiem (1889-1966) Poetry Russia
Mikhail Bulgakov The Master and Margarita (1929-1939; pub. 1966) Fiction Russia
Truman Capote In Cold Blood (1966) Non-fiction US
Jean Rhys Wide Sargasso Sea (1966) Fiction Dominica/UK
Bernard Malamud The Fixer (1966) Fiction US
John Fowles The Magus (1966) Fiction UK
Thomas Pynchon The Crying of Lot 49 (1966) Fiction US
Langston Hughes Poems (1902-1967) Poetry US
Gabriel García Márquez One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) Fiction Colombia
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn The Cancer Ward (1967) Fiction Russia
Tom Stoppard Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (1967) Drama UK
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn The First Circle (1968) Fiction Russia
Norman Mailer Armies of the Night (1968) Non-fiction US
Gore Vidal Myra Breckenridge (1968) Fiction US
James Watson The Double Helix (1968) Non-fiction UK
Tom Wolfe The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (1968) Non-fiction US
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Slaughterhouse-five (1969) Fiction US
Philip Roth Portnoy’s Complaint (1969) Fiction US
Joyce Carol Oates Them (1969) Fiction US
Mario Puzo The Godfather (1969) Fiction US
John Fowles The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1969) Fiction UK
John O’Hara Short stories, incl. The Doctor’s Son (1905-1970) Fiction US
Paul Celan Poems, incl. Death Fugue (1920-1970) Poetry France
Yukio Mishima The Sea of Fertility (1965-1970) Fiction Japan
James Dickey Deliverance (1970) Fiction US
Michel Tournier The Ogre (1970) Fiction France
Flannery O’Connor The Complete Stories (1971) Fiction US
Wallace Stegner Angle of Repose (1971) Fiction US
John Updike Rabbit Redux (1971) Fiction US
V.S. Naipaul In a Free State (1971) Fiction Trinidad/UK
Ezra Pound The Cantos (1885-1972) Poetry US
Marianne Moore Poems (1887-1972) Poetry US
Leon Edel Henry James: A Life (1953-1972) Non-fiction US
Italo Calvino Invisible Cities (1972) Fiction Italy
W.H. Auden Poems (1907-1973) Poetry US
Thomas Pynchon Gravity’s Rainbow (1973) Fiction US
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn The Gulag Archipelago (1973) Non-fiction Russia
J.G. Farrell The Siege of Krishnapur (1973) Fiction UK
Lewis Thomas The Lives of a Cell (1974) Non-fiction US
Nadine Gordimer The Conservationist (1974) Fiction South Africa
Robert Pirsig Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974) Non-fiction US
Robert Stone Dog Soldiers (1974) Fiction US
Anthony Powell A Dance to the Music of Time (1951-1975) Fiction UK
Paul Fussell The Great War and Modern Memory (1975) Non-fiction US
John Ashbery Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1975) Poetry US
E.L. Doctorow Ragtime (1975) Fiction US
Saul Bellow Humboldt’s Gift (1975) Fiction US
Primo Levi The Periodic Table (1975) Fiction Italy
Bruno Bettelheim The Uses of Enchantment (1976) Non-fiction US
Robert Lowell Poems (1917-1977) Poetry US
Toni Morrison Song of Solomon (1977) Fiction US
Michael Herr Dispatches (1977) Non-fiction US
Walter Jackson Bates Samuel Johnson (1977) Non-fiction US
John Cheever The Stories of John Cheever (1978) Fiction US
John Irving The World According to Garp (1978) Fiction US
Iris Murdoch The Sea, The Sea (1978) Fiction UK
Edward Said Orientalism (1978) Non-fiction Palestine
Georges Perec Life: A User’s Manual (1978) Fiction France
Sam Shepard Buried Child (1978) Drama US
William Styron Sophie’s Choice (1979) Fiction US
Italo Calvino If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler (1979) Fiction Italy
Douglas Adams The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (1979) Fiction UK
V.S. Naipaul A Bend in the River (1979) Fiction Trinidad/UK
Douglas Hofstadter Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid (1979) Non-fiction US
Tom Wolfe The Right Stuff (1979) Non-fiction US
Philip Roth The Ghost Writer (1979) Fiction US
Edmund Morris The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (1979) Non-fiction US
John Kennedy Toole A Confederacy of Dunces (1980) Fiction US
William Maxwell So Long, See You Tomorrow (1980) Fiction US
Norman Mailer The Executioner’s Song (1980) Fiction US
Umberto Eco The Name of the Rose (1980) Fiction Italy
Sam Shepard True West (1980) Drama US
Salman Rushdie Midnight’s Children (1981) Fiction India/UK
John Updike Rabbit is Rich (1981) Fiction US
Thomas Keneally Schindler’s List (1982) Fiction Australia
James Merrill The Changing Light at Sandover (1982) Poetry US
Galway Kinnell Selected Poems (1982) Poetry US
Athol Fugard ‘Master Harold’ … and the Boys (1982) Drama South Africa
Isabel Allende The House of the Spirits (1982) Fiction Chile
Alice Walker The Color Purple (1982) Fiction US
William Kennedy Ironweed (1983) Fiction US
J.M. Coetzee The Life and Times of Michael K. (1983) Fiction South Africa
Elizabeth Bishop The Complete Poems: 1927-1979 (1983) Poetry US
Milan Kundera The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1984) Fiction Czech Republic
Marguerite Duras The Lover (1984) Fiction France
David Mamet Glengarry Glen Ross (1984) Drama US
William Gibson Neuromancer (1984) Fiction US/Canada
Gabriel García Márquez Love in the Time of Cholera (1985) Fiction Colombia
Don DeLillo White Noise (1985) Fiction US
Margaret Atwood The Handmaid’s Tale (1985) Fiction Canada
J. Anthony Lukas Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families (1985) Non-fiction US
Anne Tyler The Accidental Tourist (1985) Fiction US
Toni Morrison Beloved (1987) Fiction US
Richard Rhodes The Making of the Atomic Bomb (1987) Non-fiction US
Tom Wolfe The Bonfire of the Vanities (1987) Fiction US
August Wilson Fences (1987) Drama US
Raymond Carver Where I’m Calling From (1988) Fiction US
Peter Carey Oscar and Lucinda (1988) Fiction Australia
James M. McPherson Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (1988) Non-fiction US
Neil Sheehan A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam (1988) Non-fiction US
Salman Rushdie The Satanic Verses (1988) Fiction India/UK
Paulo Coelho The Alchemist (1988) Fiction Brazil
Tsitsi Dangaremba Nervous Conditions (1988) Fiction Zimbabwe
E.L. Doctorow Billy Bathgate (1989) Fiction US
John Irving A Prayer for Owen Meany (1989) Fiction US
Elaine Pagels The Gnostic Gospels (1989) Non-fiction US
Kazuo Ishiguro The Remains of the Day (1989) Fiction UK
A.S. Byatt Possession (1990) Fiction UK
John Updike Rabbit at Rest (1990) Fiction US
Tim O’Brien The Things They Carried (1990) Fiction US
Seamus Heaney New Selected Poems: 1966-1987 (1990) Poetry Ireland
Don DeLillo Mao II (1991) Fiction US
Tony Kushner Angels in America (1992) Drama US
Michael Ondaatje The English Patient (1992) Fiction Canada
Philip Roth Operation Shylock (1993) Fiction US
Carol Shields The Stone Diaries (1993) Fiction Canada
E. Annie Proulx The Shipping News (1993) Fiction US
Haruki Murakami The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles (1994) Fiction Japan
Louis De Bernières Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (1994) Fiction UK
W.G. Sebald The Rings of Saturn (1995) Non-fiction Germany
Rohinton Mistry A Fine Balance (1995) Fiction Canada
Allen Ginsberg Poems, incl. Howl (1926-1997) Poetry US
Philip Roth American Pastoral (1997) Fiction US
Don DeLillo Underworld (1997) Fiction US
Arundhati Roy The God of Small Things (1997) Fiction India
Barbara Kingsolver The Poisonwood Bible (1998) Fiction US
Ha Jin Waiting (1999) Fiction China/US
Philip Roth The Human Stain (2000) Fiction US
Margaret Atwood The Blind Assassin (2000) Fiction Canada
Jonathan Franzen The Corrections (2001) Fiction US
W.G. Sebald Austerlitz (2001) Fiction Germany
Yann Martel Life of Pi (2001) Fiction Canada
Edward P. Jones The Known World (2003) Fiction US
Siddhartha Mukherjee The Emperor of All Maladies (2010) Non-fiction US

Total: 907 
Read: 309 (as of 10/20/17)
% Read: 34%

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